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Undergrad Profile


Randolph College prepares students to engage the world critically and creatively, live and work honorably, and experience life abundantly.

Randolph College is a nationally recognized private liberal arts and sciences institution with a career focus located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Randolph is known for its excellent academic program; diverse, close-knit community; exceptional faculty; rich traditions; and NCAA Division III athletics program.

An excellent learning environment
The College’s rich academic program offers students a choice from 29 majors and 43 minors. The College also offers popular pre-professional programs in Engineering, Nursing, Law, Medicine, and Veterinary Studies. Randolph’s Center for Student Research facilitates opportunities for students to participate in original and innovative research and scholarship.

Serious about honor and leadership
In addition to an established and well-respected student-run Honor System that permeates all aspects of campus life, Randolph College is home to 18 academic honor societies, including one of the oldest chapters of Phi Beta Kappa in the nation and only the fifth charter granted in the state of Virginia.

With more than 50 student clubs and organizations, Randolph College offers ample opportunity for involvement and leadership. The competitive Davenport Leadership Program provides students with an opportunity to learn and build attributes that have long been associated with leaders: self-awareness, communication, critical thinking, self-confidence, initiative, motivation, conflict management, goal setting, teamwork, and problem solving. 

Go ’Cats!
The College also offers 16 NCAA Division III WildCat athletic teams that compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, in addition to
equestrian. The College’s athletic facilities include a track & field facility and a 100-acre equestrian center. ODAC is one of the most competitive D-III conferences nationally.

Work ready
Randolph’s graduates enter the work
force or graduate school prepared to succeed. Alumnae and alumni have forged successful careers in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, journalism, education, engineering, and science. Randolph’s graduates are accepted into top graduate and professional programs. Examples include Stanford, Cornell, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, and Oxford Universities.

Location, location, location
Located in the heart of Virginia, Randolph’s picturesque 100-acre campus in a historic, residential area of Lynchburg features the best of traditional brick buildings and pathways and exciting new facilities such as WildCat Stadium and the newly renovated Student Cen
ter. The growing city of Lynchburg provides shopping, entertainment, and recreational and cultural opportunities. The College is within easy driving distance of major cities, including Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Washington, DC, and easy access is available to public transportation, including an Amtrak station and a regional airport. 

 

AT A GLANCE

Randolph College offers a wide range of academic majors and minors, all of which prepare you for a successful and abundant career and life. The Randolph Plan, a four-year program that ensures you will graduate in four years, enables you to explore unique combinations of majors and minors.

Academic Majors

• Art History

• Art, Studio

• Biology

• Business

• Chemistry

• Classics

• Communication Studies

• Dance

• Economics

• Education (Teacher Licensure)

• Engineering Physics

• English
- Creative Writing
- Literature

• Environmental Science

• Environmental Studies

• French

• Global Studies

• Health Services

• History

• Liberal Studies 

• Mathematics

• Music

• Philosophy

• Physics

• Physics Education

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Religious Studies

• Sociology

• Spanish

• Sport and Exercise Studies

• Theatre

• Design Your Own Major

 

Pre-professional Programs

• Engineering Physics
• Pre-law

• Pre-medicine

• Pre-veterinary

• Teacher Licensure/ Certification (Elementary, Secondary)

• Other Health-Related Study

 

Dual-Degree Programs

• Engineering

• Nursing

 

Graduate Programs

• Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
- Curriculum and Instruction

- Special Education

 

Academic Minors

• American Culture

• American Politics

• Art History

• Asian Studies

• Biology

• Business

• Chemistry

• Chinese Studies

• Classical Civilization

• Communication Studies

• Comparative Politics/International Relations

• Creative Writing

• Curriculum and Instruction

• Dance

• Earth Science Education

• Economics

• Engineering

• Environmental Studies

• Equine Studies

• Film Studies

• French

• Gender Studies

• Global Studies

• Greek

• History

• Human Services

• Latin

• Latin American Studies

• Literature

• Mathematics

• Multimedia Journalism

• Museum Studies

• Music

• Philosophy

• Physics

• Psychology

• Religious Studies

• Renaissance Studies

• Sociology

• Spanish

• Sport and Exercise Studies

• Studio Art

• Theatre

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